Great news for all those who were wishing to use Spectrasonics’ plugins like Omnisphere without a DAW or VST/AU host.
The US company has got in touch with us to announce the release of new Mac and Windows standalone applications of Keyscape (see our Keyscape review), Omnisphere 2 (see our Omnisphere 2 review), Trilian and Stylus RMX virtual instruments.
The standalone versions are now included with each product and are available now as a FREE update for existing customers.
Streamlined Design, Nice Touches
The new standalone apps are exactly what musicians need, nothing more, nothing less – streamlined design focused on quick access and usability.
If you rely on MIDI program changes for your performances or DAW setup, you’ll be happy to know that Spectrasonics added a remote control loading feature to the new Omnisphere 2.4 and Keyscape 1.1 updates. This feature allows any patches or multis to be selected using MIDI Program Changes, CC messages or even by triggering notes on the keyboard.
This is an especially useful feature for the visually impaired community who can now easily access the sounds via physical buttons and controls.
Omnisphere 2 and Keyscape now also include Spectrasonics brand new “Smart Update” system which makes it much easier to keep a user’s collection of Spectrasonics instruments up to date. With these latest versions, clicking the ”Get Updates” button in the Splash Pane will take you directly to the new Smart Update page where any updates needed to any instruments and libraries in the customer’s User Account will be automatically compiled into a single download. Running one installer will then get your entire Spectrasonics system up to date!
How To Get The Standalone Version?
Visit the Spectrasonics website to log in to your account and select the Updates tab of each product to download the update.